Demon Drop To Knott's?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:11 PM
delan's avatar

Enclose it and you have a winner.

Wait a sec, didn't Mamoosh predict that there would be raised eyebrows at Knotts addition next year? hmmmm!

Last edited by delan, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:15 PM
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:35 PM
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I can't say I'm surprised if this truly happens. Given the economy and the other capital expenditures going on with the chain, it's an easy call to relocate vs build new. Also, the area they're talking about for this is pretty much a concrete void right now and should be relatively easy to install. I'm with RideMan and Dutchman on this - it's gotta be mine themed given the locale. A move like this also gets the ride out of Sandusky. Is this the first step of Project 2011+ (too soon?) ?

Also, I always thought these 1st Gens were made by Giovanola and sold by Intamin, similar to how some of the Schwarzkopfs from that era are listed as Intamins?


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:08 PM

Tim, we've been yakking about Project '11 at CP for months now.

Now, if they just manage to sell or demolisd Disaster Transport, they can have a nice area for a GCI, GG or Intamin woodie.

As for the mine theme for Demon Drop, why not call it "Gold Rush" or "Prospector's Plunge?" (My apoligies to Holiday World :) )


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:36 PM
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Agent Johnson said:
If this happens, its a good move on paper, since you only need about 3 trailers to move the ride, Intamin is probably dismantling it when they arrive to start on Shoot the Rapids, and the same crane rental can be used if the timing is there.

Intamin doesn't build the rides. Adena has built many rides at the park and will probably do more in the future. They're also working on at least one of the intimidator coasters. (I forget which)


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:03 PM

Cedar Point works on a 5 year (?) development plan right? And they backed up plans by a year making it 6 years. and this is the fifth year they tried selling demon drop and failed. This meant they had to move demon drop this year in order for 2011 development plans to start.

So in 2011 we are looking at something taking over the front of the park.


personally i will miss Demon Drop at Cedar Point just because I can't bring a penny onto Power Tower....

Last edited by sealedseven, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:05 PM
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:33 PM

Just wondering if Demon Drop will have to be redesigned at all now that it is going into an earthquake prone area?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:40 PM
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No.

It was the exact same design as the drop ride at magic mountain was.

Unless they have new laws regarding structures that came out after magic mountains.But I would think this is something knotts would look into before they finalized the move.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:53 PM
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delan said: Wait a sec, didn't Mamoosh predict that there would be raised eyebrows at Knotts addition next year? hmmmm!

Shirley I wasn't referring to Demon Drop? Or was I....?

As for the new name: how about Hangman or Mine Shaft? Both fit the area where the ride is going.

Last edited by Mamoosh, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:54 PM
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:26 PM
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I thought they were keeping the "demon drop" name?


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:30 PM
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If Medusa can fit into a western theme, so can Demon Drop.

Wait. Medusa really didn't fit all that well, didn't it?


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:19 PM
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And Bizarro fits SO MUCH better.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:40 PM

When Big Bad Wolf was removed it was mentioned how Corkscrew at Cedar Point really was the image of the midway. One of my images of Cedar Point is the picture of Demon Drop with the fireworks in the background. Not saying there weren't reasons for removal but it certainly had its place.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:56 PM
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I think one of the oddest things about Demon Drop is that I never, ever really associated it with "Cedar Point" as a place, probably because it was so far removed from everything else in the park right there on the entrance.

That being said I've always loved the ride, just like I've always loved these 1st gen freefalls. Way better than any S&S tower like others have said. The move is a little weird sounding but if Knotts gets a few years of use out of something that's pretty much useless at CP I say go for it.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:57 PM
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crazy horse said: I thought they were keeping the "demon drop" name?

Are they? I haven't seen anything to indicate that.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 8:02 PM

But...Demon Drop in it day was the bomb. Many yarns ago in 1990, we had 2 DD ride nights after close to celebrate the ride. Floating a quarter works best. From an insiders point of view, DD has been the best maintained. If this actually happens, it gives new life, as everyone seems to know its current location is up for redevelopment.

And for the record Hammond, Adena does not build the best coasters, They may be in the top 5. They only build what Intamin sends them. When you work in the business, you will repsect Lundy for steel coasters. They make it happen on time, and on budget. And no scratches.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:27 PM
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I feel sadness, as I doubt I will find my way to SoCal in the near future. The removal of these rides filled me with dissapointment, mainly the Stuntman's Freefall at Great Adventure. Even after riding more intense S&S towers, and much taller Intamin 2nd and 3rd generation drops the 1st generation freefalls still seemed so much more gut wrenching.

Does anyone know if Intamin still offers these as part of their catalog? I'm quite sure by now they have been deemed obsolete, and to me thats a shame.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:46 PM
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Mamoosh said:

crazy horse said: I thought they were keeping the "demon drop" name?

Are they? I haven't seen anything to indicate that.

Right here....... http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/knotts-berry-farm-to-5666/


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:04 PM
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Thanks Horse. Wow, talk about going the cheapest route...not even a retheme.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:09 PM
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Agent Johnson said:
But...Demon Drop in it day was the bomb.

Demon Drop! Demon Drop! Demon Drop!


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:22 PM

Hahaha! Great find Gonch. Classic commercial, filmed five years before I was even born, wow.


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